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has in the wars in afghanistan and iraq, managing the thorny pakistan relationship and preparing the united states for a leaner future. we started with afghanistan. with bin laden dead and relations with pakistan fraying. americans, including those who served in afghani, are saying that the mission is unduable the best course is to withdrawal as soon as possible. i asked the chief if the mission is still achievable. >> a critical part of the world. as we focus on this, it has been a focus on both afghanistan and pakistan and the region. as you said, bin laden is dead and had a huge impact on al- qaeda, but it did not eliminate al-qaeda. their leadership still lives there, and they threaten to plot and kill as many americans as they possibly can. we need to continue the press on al-qaeda and defeat them. strategically defeat them. that can only be done there. secondly, we are, with respect to afghanistan, we are working our way through a long-term strategic agreement right now, which, to which afghanistan president hamid karzai has indicated strong support. all of that is tied to
. >>> meanwhile three u.s. senators are in afghanistan this morning, john mccain, joe lieberman and lindsey graham, they say they're worried president obama's plan to draw down u.s. troops could help the insurgents. joel brown is in washington on that. happy fourth of july to you. >> happy independence day to you. the senators believe too many afghans see president obama's plan for a drawdown see this as a sign the u.s. is quitting on afghanistan. key senators are raising doubts about president obama's withdrawal plan for afghanistan. >> it is an unnecessary risk. >> i really do worry this may have undercut the momentum. i hope i'm wrong. >> reporter: in kabul republican senators john mccain and lindsey graham called the strategy too risky and say it could put american troops and the plan in jeopardy. the plan calls for pulling out 10,000 troops by the end of this year with another 23,000 gone by the end of next summer. >> i hope that it will work out but it is certainly deprives us of the necessary troops that we need for the second fighting season. >> the obama administration is standing by its
and the first aviator to hold this post. how much longer can you sustain the operations you have in afghanistan? >> we spent a long time thinking about that. i think we can sustain it for -- i hesitate to say indefinitely, but for quite a while. our forces are -- some of them are one to two. our in fantry is less than that right now. but the morale is commensurate with the good feeling that marines have about what they are doing and they feel that what they are doing is important. as long as that is the case and they are being supported back home, we can continue to sustain this. >> marines in one form or another have been in afghanistan since 2001. what are some of the more recent lessons that you have learned from the latest push? >> first of all, we took a lot of lessons out of iraq. not everything translated from iraq and afghanistan but a lot of it did. the importance of culture and tribal chiefs. in iraq it was the sheikhs but here it's the tribal chiefs and who the decision-makers are in the tribe. protecting the people is important. understanding the importance of training the afghan na
dollars in cuts in spending based on our withdrawal from iraq and afghanistan. that's just not real. but i believe the result of negotiations with speaker boehner, senator mcconnell and senator reid they could arrive at a conclusion because the major objection that a lot of us had was we don't want to increase taxes. the majority leader reid has already made that concession in his proposal. >> schieffer: senator, the thing that i wonder about is i think the congressional leaders on both sides are ready to make a deal but what i wonder about is can the followers go along with the leaders or will the congress stumble into some kind of default here despite the best intentions of the leaders on both sides? >> i believe they can and will. how soon is... i'm not clear on. it may require some kind of a warning shot. for example, watch the markets tomorrow, the financial markets around the world. i believe that the american people have very different views about what we're in, but the major view is disdain and even larger than that is that they want us to sit down and agree to something because th
. assassination in afghanistan. mandy -- mandy clark reports that president garzy's brother was gunned down. cynthia bowers in a city so strapped it's firing cops as soon as they get their badge. and the first, first lady of the modern age, bill whitaker remembers betty ford who forever changed how america views the white house. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley reporting tonight from washington. >> pelley: good evening. it was a striking thing, today, to hear the president of the united states say that he cannot guarantee the 27 million social security checks that you are due to be mailed august 3rd. august 3rd is the day after the government will default on its debts if democrats and republicans do not agree to increase the nation's borrowing limit. both sides say they won't raise the limit without a deal to massively cut the federal deficit. a u.s. default would shake the world economy. the stakes could not be higher. time is growing short. in our interview, president obama said the situation is dangerous. >> we met the president this morning at
doing afghanistan and bin laden and the greek crisis. you stay here! let's get it done. >> but, mr. obama himself has spent considerable time outside the nation's capital. obama was in brazil on march 19 when he announced his authorization of "limited military action" in libya. for that matter, he has been away from washington for a large part of the this 2 1/2 years as president. according to figures compiled at the end of 2010 by cbs reporter mark knoller, obama's first 23 months in office saw 70 days on foreign trips and 58 days on vacation trips. he's gambled at a pace to present himself as a statesman. above the scramble of something disagreeable called washington. >>> question, with regard to obama's leadership on domestic issues, what hasn't emerges from his issue, what pattern e pledges his first -- >> first of all, i don't think anyone thinks this president is not a hard worker. and he went after the congress to what a ridiculous work schedules where the house and the senate take different breaks, so you can't deal with the congress as a whole for half the time. and they w
for comoarp. in afghanistan another blow to the rule of president karzai today. they gunned down his most appreciate -- precious aide. karzai's half brother was assassinated early last week. in eastern afghanistan, nato helicopter air strike today hit a school where insurgencents were said to have gathered. at least 10 insurgencents were killed. there were no youngsters in school at the time. remember the marine corps advertised it was looking for a few good men. well times have changed and today marines are recruiting women as well. this seems to be no limb as to how high as they can go. this is tonight's sunday cover with a new commanding officer with a legendary marine corps post. >> reporter: this is parris island, south carolina. and the sign makes clear on the way in, here is where they make the marines. and now, this marine factory has a new form. >> what i'd ask you to do is -- >> or for a woman, brigadier general loretta reynolds. >> when you found out you were getting this post, what was your first reaction. >> there were times now that i wake up in the morning and say am i rea
an answer that we never expected? >> i'm trying to get out of afghanistan to all places. that's where the money's at. >> i want to go, too. >> pelley: you're trying to go to afghanistan? what are you trying to do in afghanistan? >> rebuild. >> rebuild. >> make a living. >> pelley: how many people think there are opportunities in afghanistan? >> oh, i know it. >> pelley: turns out their aerospace skills fit the war, and the war fits their special sense of duty. >> these people maintained, built and operated a human space flight program and produced for the american people, produced the crown jewel for the united states, and that's what we want to do. >> pelley: how many of you expected to retire in the space program? everybody. how many of you have dipped into your retirement savings at this point? so you're spending your future that you were socking away. >> well, i figure the day i wake up dead, i won't go to work. >> the bottom line is there's not going to be anything for me to retire on. >> pelley: difficult as the jobs picture is tonight, there was celebration this morning here at
-brother of afghan president hamid karzai was reportedly killed this morning in southern afghanistan. ahead wali karzai was shot dead inside his home in kandahar province according to a senior government official. it appears he was killed by a bodyguard. he has been head of the kandahar provincial council. he was also one of the most powerful men in southern afghanistan. it's alleged that he played a prominent role in the afghanistan drug trade. >>> the united states has formally protested and sharply condemned yesterday's attack on the u.s. embassy in syria. the u.s. said about 300 protesters breached the embassy wall in damascus, chanting anti-american slogans before marine guards regained control. the mob broke windows and spray-painted embassy walls but there were no injuries. the u.s. ambassador's residence was also attacked. secretary of state hillary clinton said president bashar al assad is not serious about reform, and not indispensable. >> from our perspective, he has lost legitimacy, he has failed to deliver on the promises he's made. he has sought and accepted aid from the iranians a
in kandahar, afghanistan's most dangerous city. she comes under attack while wearing a berka. >> reporter: another stone was just thrown at me-- ow! >> just today the city's mayor was assassinated in a brazen attack. cell phone safety-- to all those minutes add up to health problems for kids? dr. jon lapook reports. and it's a place where wounded warriors learn to hope again. david martin on the closing of walter reed. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> schieffer: exwfg. scott's off tonight. i'm bob schieffer. the fallout from washington's inability to find a solution to the budget crisis and raise the debt limit has, apparently, begun. on wall street, the stock market was down for the third day in a row. the dow fell more than 198 point today. for the week, it's down nearly 400 point, and it has lost close to $105 billion in value. some of the bond rating services are now saying that even if congress does reach an agreement on a budget plan, it may be too hate to avoid lowering the rating on some american securities. we have three reports ton
out in afghanistan or ahmed wali karzai. the president wept openly during the burial at one point climbing inside the grave to help move his brother's body. ahmed karzai was murdered yesterday by a trusted body guard. >>> there will be a second memorial service in michigan tonight for former first lady betty ford. she died friday at age 93 was mourned at funeral services yesterday in palm desert, among those attending, rosalyn carter, hillary clinton. >>> prince fielder got mvp for this three-run homer in the fourth inning. >>> 14 minutes past the hour. here's chris. >> thanks so much. >>> a blistering heat wave continues across large sections of the country, from texas to the east coast while parts of the northeast will finally see some relief today. cbs's betty nguyen is in times square with more for us today. hi betty. >> reporter: hi there chris. we've been lucky in new york, seen temperatures in the high 90s but in the plains states, this heat wave is fueling one of the worst droughts that many have seen in decades. crippling heat gripped half of the nation tuesday as the nat
presence in afghanistan. >> >> question, next year's g.o.p. presidential ply mares, will defense spending be hands off or will defense spending become a wedge issue that divides the contendsers? i'll ask you, james. >> i think they're already divided. i think tim pawlenty is taking a super-hawk pro defense, we're not going to cut defense spending stance. other candidates, ron paul, jon huntsman are for shrinking the budget. it's about 5%. at the ends of the clinton era it was 3. i think there's tremendous appetite in both parties to lower defense spending. what will republicans offer to democrats in return for getting entitlement reform and they don't want to raise taxes. they might office defense cuts. >> south carolina senator senator graham can't imagine a republican running to the left of president obama on defense policies. but i think it's really hard to see what is the emerging worldview coming from this sets of republicans but they've been freed by the fact there's a democrat in the white house to be critical of military engagements but haven't defined where they would get involve
, but there's no sign of unusual radiation levels. >>> the war in afghanistan continues to be a source of debate from the white house toe the republican lawmakers. during a trip to afghanistan to meet with troops on the 4th of july, john mccain and lindsey graham questioned the decision to move troops from the war stone. >> some supporters are now on the possession. >> reporter: key senators are raising doubts. >> it's an unnecessary risk. >> i worry it may have undercut the momentum. i hope i'm wrong. >> reporter: john mccain and lindsey graham said it was risky saying it could put the american troops in jeopardy. the plan calls for pulling out 10,000 troops by the end of this year with another 23,000 gone by next summer. >> i hope it will work out. it is certainly depriving us of the necessary troops we need for the second fighting season. >> reporter: the obama administration is standing by the plan saying success is on the ground, especially with the stilling of osama bin laden. >> al qaeda is under more pressure than at any time since 9/11. >> reporter: still this raid shows insur
lived in the area for two decades before returning to afghanistan in 2007 to take leadership in rebuilding his homeland. his friends discussed his desire to help his countrymen. >> he wanted to give back to his people in kandahar. >> just two weeks ago, president karzai's half-brother because also killed in kandahar. in all, three power brokers from southern afghanistan have been murdered this month. >>> at least five people were killed and more than 20 others injured when two bombs exploded in the iraqi city of tikrit this morning. it was the hometown of former dictator saddam hussein. experts believe sunni muslims with ties to al-qaeda are responsible for the attack. >>> the international space station is going to come crashing into earth in about 10 to 15 years. that is about how much longer useful life it has. nasa says the plan is always been to let it fall out of orbit, burn up, and then crash into the pacific. >>> coming up next, howard and the forecast. >> a lot warmer, a lot more humid than what we had the last couple days. and tomorrow could be a record breaker. all
stepson is a marine. and he's over in afghanistan, so we're just waiting for him to get home. >> floats and vehicles of all kinds. >> i'm driving around on the fourth of july in the middle of dc. life couldn't be better. >> many options to cool off. including some unusual ice cream from dallas. >> a chilly flavored ice cream bar. oh my gosh. after the parade, people headed over to the smithsonian folk festival where columbia was showcased. the music was hot, the food was spicey. and throughout the celebration, folks did not forget the true meaning of a fourth of july. >> freedom. as simple as that. >> and those rain drops that we told you about have diminished somewhat, but there are folks out here with umbrellas. but again, we're about two hours away from the fireworks. so we could still have a rain- free fourth of july. we'll have to keep our fingers crossed. reporting live, i'm armando trull, back to you. > thanks very much. have some fun out there. this july 4, more than 24,000 people became u.s. citizens in 3 r50 ceremonies. that includes 100 people in mt. vernon from afghanist
.s. commander in afghanistan on the future of the war and the decision to begin pulling out. the man accused of the worst war crimes in europe since the natsys shows nothing but contempt for justice. mark phillips has the pictures from the court. and on this fourth of july as the space shuttle program nears an end, jim axelrod asks "what happened to the flags on the moon?" >> it's beautiful. >> pelley: do those star spangled banners yet wave? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, chantix is the most popular anti-smoking drug on the market with annual sales of nearly $800 million. but a study out today raises new safety questions about it. chantix has already been linked to an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and now to a higher risk of heart disease we asked dr. jon lapook to tell us what we need to know about these new findings. >> reporter: today's study is worrisome news for the more than seven million americans who have taken chantix. a new analysis links the pill to a 72% increase in the risk of heart problems. johns ho
the wars in iraq and afghanistan changed the way you guys do business. the wars have highlighted the need for persistent surveillance. that's something you guys have been involved in obviously in the space level. there's been a huge investment on unmanned vehicles on the air-breathing side to try to give a more persistent picture of what's going on on battlefields. how's that changed how you guys operate, how you guys work with the u.a.v. forces in order to get that best information to the troops in the field? >> vago, that's a great question. we've had to evolve tremendously over the last few years and we've evolve inside a way that helps the war fighter. let me just give you two examples that i think portray that. first geolocation of emitters and by that i mean phones, push-to-talk radios, whatever you want to talk about. when we combine ourselves with the persistent overhead airborn assets, we can do geo location of those emitters very, very quickly and usually those emitters are targets. >> right. >> second i.e. d.s. as you know, it's a tremendous problem. we do a great deal from sp
. the families of british soldiers killed in afghanistan and iraq discovered they were on the list, too. >> if these actions are proved to have been verified, i'm appalled. i'm... i find it quite disgusting. >> reporter: all over the country military families are now wondering if the "news of the world" has been snooping on them, too. tony phillipson whose 29-year-old son james died in afghanistan in 2006 is convinced that reporters hacked into his dead son's e-mail account. that was taken in afghanistan? he's now demanding the answer to the question everyone in britain is asking. >> what on earth did they expect to find? it's unbelievable. i can't rationalize it. it doesn't make any sense. >> reporter: all the anguish and the outrage is pushing authorities to act. we've just heard the andy coleson, who's the former editor of "the news of the world" and also, until recently, communications advisor to britain's prime minister, has been told by the police that he's going to be arrested tomorrow. scott? >> pelley: thanks, liz. with the d-day for default less than four weeks away, president
troops this week. by 2014, it's expected foreign troops will have left all of afghanistan or be in support roles. >>> yesterday's handover took place in helmand province. it's a taliban stronghold where more foreign troops have died than in any other province. cbs news correspondent mandy clark was there for the changing of the guard. >> reporter: helmand province has been the deadliest battleground in afghanistan. nearly half of all coalition deaths have happened here. president obama's surge focussed on turning that around. the proichbs's capital saw troop movement of a different kind with the official handover to afghan forces. one sign of how fragile this security situation is, the ceremony was not announced in advance. out of fear the taliban would strike. the new commander of coalition forces in afghanistan acknowledged the heavy price american and british troops paid for the progress made here. >> there are some voices that are raised to question whether this sacrifice has been worth it. those of white house wear this uniform have one answer. yes! >> reporter: it wa
with an assassination in afghanistan. the powerful half-brother of afghan president hamid karzai was murdered this morning. officials say that ahmed wali karzai was shot to death by one of his own bodyguards at his home in kandahar. cbs news correspondent mandy clark is there. >> god willing there will be an answer of pain and suffering on the people, and peace and security will be implemented in our country so that no other afghan family will go through such pains that we all have suffered. >> reporter: ahmed wali karzai was a controversial figure. he was widely seen as the de facto governor of kandahar province, giving orders to public officials behind the scenes, but more importantly in this society, solving tribal disputes. over the years there were persistent reports that he was involved in drug trafficking. in an interview last year with cbs news, he dismissed those allegations. >> no one came up with any proof that i am involved in any illegal activity. >> reporter: the security situation here is mixed. the taliban do not operate freely in the city, but have launched occasional spectac
and afghanistan, which republicans are likely to argue are not true cuts, so whose plan will prevail? in a conference call sunday boehner told his fellow house republicans i think we can win this for the american people, but then it's going to require some of you to make some sacrifices. if we stand together as a team, our leverage is maximized. they have to deal with us. >> that last comment was probably directed at the republican members who have said that they will not vote to raise the debt ceiling under any circumstances. speaker boehner will need their votes if he wants his legislation to win out in what is shaping up to be a partisan showdown. rebecca. >> cbs's nancy cordes on capitol hill. thanks, nancy. >>> if a deal does or does not happen, how does that affect most americans? joining us with answers is robin farzad, and already you are seeing the ripple effect of the uncertainty on the markets, but what's the ripple effect on average americans if this thing doesn't happen? >> it's mostly going to be psychological throughout the week. people perceive -- suddenly start perce
the successor to the company's fighter barrage made his combat debut over afghanistan in 2007 and is now in action over libya. but is yet to win its first export order. >> i wanted to start by congratulates you on the down selection in india, but ask you how are you going to beat your competitor from india. >> it's a big celebration for everybody. thank you for congratulating us for india, we are happy to be in the final in india but it's only a start. we now have to negotiate about final stage and selection. how we may beat, , we feel that our are accomplish the mission. and different types of weapons which may be accommodate with our aircraft. so really, the choice to select hafal from aircraft carrier was really a good choice which we may see now active in some part of the world. with the french operations. >> do you think work share is going to be an important part of that final decision. >> of course, it's a capability for sure, we're not going to sell 126 aircrafts off the shelf. we will sell parts of the shelf and then these will be coproduced in india and at the end of this tour,
, the deadliest month for u.s. troops in iraq in two years. >>> pictures from southern afghanistans. u.s. marines and afghan security forces are conducting joint operations against the taliban. thursday the troops used helicopters to fly in search of taliban fighters. the current plan is for afghan forces to take over the country's security by 2014. >>> two people were killed when their plane crashed into an unoccupied hospital building in watsonville, california. the plane struck the building shortly after takeoff apparently as the pilot was trying to clear a line of fog. >>> economists look for positive unemployment numbers being released today. >>> plus it's raining? no, not quite, it's pouring in denver, a sudden cloud burst swamps the mile high city. first, scott pelley has a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news." >> from nasa's first mission to now the final shuttle flight, we'll look at how cbs news and walter cronkite covered the space race for the last 50 years, that story tonight on the "cbs evening news." we all have internal plumbing. but for some of us with overactive bladder, our
with the 82nd airborne. lopez just went back to afghanistan, his 6th combat tour. >> i know it's his job and he will be proud of me and i'm proud of him. we can support each other. >> reporter: that's so very hard. in fort brag families, deployed parents often miss birthdays, prom nights, graduations. about one third of this county's 3200 high school graduates come from military families. but this was one milestone no one in uniform had to miss. this year come borrowland county broadcast a on-line commencement of their high school. so when porsha jackson got her diploma, her entire family watched including her proud stepfather 7100 miles away in afghanistan. >> i just want to congratulate you and tell you how proud i am of you and i love you. >> reporter: in at least nine states high schools have invited deployed parents to watch graduation live on-line. at last a milestone moment no one in the family had to miss. mark strassmann, cbs news, fayetteville, north carolina >> mitchell: that is the cbs evening news. later on cbs, 48 hours mystery. thank you for joining us this evening, i'm
by spies who managed to break in to government computers. plans for the wars in iraq and afghanistan, secret information about american satellites, plans for a new fighter plane are gone. vacuumed up in computer hacking apparently by hostile governments. the confirmation came today in a speech in washington by deputy secretary of defense william lynn. >> to date, malicious cyber activity has been directed at nearly every sector of our infrastructure and economy. >> pelley: david martin has been investigating and he managed to get the first television camera ever into the pentagon's command center that defends against computer attac attacks. david also spoke to deputy secretary lynn about the information that's been lost. >> reporter: the joint strike fighter is the pentagon's high-priced ticket to air superiority for the 21st century. except four months ago the designs for that and other sophisticated weapons were stolen from defense industry computers by hackers. 24,000 files in all. >> designs of satellites, u.a.v.s, unmanned aerial vehicles, cutting-edge military technology. >> re
social security checks and veterans benefits. soldiers on the front lines in afghanistan asked the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff if they'll get their paychecks if the nation defaults. president obama is keeping a close eye on negotiations. he called democratic leaders back to the white house for more talks this afternoon. jessica stone for cbs news, washington. >> senate republican leader mcconnell said he had spoken late this afternoon with president barack obama and vice president joe biden. boehner and mcconnell says the president still needs to indicate what kind of package he will sign. he said discussions on that were still taking place. >>> the impasse up on capitol hill is creating a secondary effect on big businesses throughout the washington area. many are now having to implement a contingent plan in -- contingency plan in case of a no deal by tuesday. we explain on capitol hill why this is taking a toll on local markets. >> reporter: bruce, still the same, not a whole lot of activity up here, not one that's leading towards a solution, at least. now business
to afghanistan. he thinks they may be safer there. bruce leshan, 9news now. >>> fairfax county police are asking anyone with information that could help in this case to call them or call crime solvers. >>> new at 6:00, more alleged irregularities in dc mayor vincent gray's campaign. campaign staff collected cash contributions that exceeded the $25 legal limit then converted some of that cash into money orders to hide the activity. the office of campaign finance is investigating. bruce johnson caught up with mayor gray today at a ground breaking for a new story in northeast. >> ground breaking for a major construction project in the city's corridor. this should have been a chance for the new administration to boast about a city on the move. breaking new business and housing to a once blighted area. >> it's going to create more jobs for residents that live here. >> mayor gray found themselves digging out from new campaign allegations. >> first of all, we never authorized any of that. >> the mayor says he didn't know, but the washington post reports that gray campaign staffers broke the law by
received care until now. sean kitchen measure lost his lower right leg in afghanistan. since june, he says he's received excellent care here at walter reed and is sorry to see it go. >> this place has provided care for so many people over the years. it's a bummer it's closing down. >> no room to expand to meet the changing needs. >> reporter: the army's golden knight's parachute team added some excitement to a melancholy atmosphere. >> we're absolutely thrilled we've had so many people come out. 100 years of service to soldiers, coast guardsmen and their families. >> reporter: in a ceremony called casing the colors, the walter reed army medical center's flag was rolled up by the center's command sergeant major, marking the inactivation of the unit. >> it was sad. >> it was the end of a very hisser to -- historical era. >> reporter: water reed will no longer be a hospital, but the name will carry over to bethesda hospital. >> make the extra effort to make them understand what it means to be on land, and doing a great job. i know everything will be all right. >> reporter: peggy fox, 9 news n
is a testament to that, afghanistan, somalia, all of the other countries that have been attacked by the united states and nato have never, ever roar recovered. how can it be humanitarian when you're costing people their lives. >> it was organized by the answer coalition, the american muslim alliance and several other groups. >>> it strikes younger women and african-american women in greater numbers. and none of the cancer drugs currently on the market have any effect on it. fighting triple-negative breast cancer has been a challenge for cancer researchers, but now there may be an answer, a breakthrough at the university of maryland's greenbaum cancer center is is the ubt of a buddy check 9 report. here is andrea. >> reporter: evelyn david is about to celebrate another birthday, her 33rd. >> we're having a barbecue, it's called the second chance at life for barbecue. >> reporter: evelyn was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer in 2009. >> i couldn't breathe when she told me i had breast cancer. >> reporter: you now have triple-negative breast cancer. >> that i almost lost my mind. >> repor
. >>> a second top official in afghanistan has been assassinated. a suicide bomber killed the mayor of kandahar in his office today. officials say he hid the explosive in his turban. two weeks ago a security guard killed the powerful half brother of president hamid karzai. >>> residents in parts of massachusetts are cleaning up following a series of strong storm. heavy rain with wind gusts as high as 60 miles per hour battered the area on tuesday. hundreds of trees and power poles were brought down, cutting electricity to thousands. one person was killed and several homes damaged. >> it took out our living room, our kitchen, bedroom, a deck and a swimming pool. >> deadly tornadoes struck the same area last month, causing millions of dollars in damage. >>> oregon congressman david wu is resigning over allegations he had an unwanted sexual encounter with an 18-year-old woman. wu says the encounter was conkens sul but will leave office after the resolution of a debt ceiling issue. he is the second democrat in the last six weeks to resign following a sex scandal. >>> the lawyer for the norwegian ac
deaths from the drug since 2003. >>> 1000 veterans from afghanistan and medically discharged because of post traumatic stress will get the benefits they were denied. it gives veterans monthly retirement payments and try care medical insurance. they are guaranteed by law. some have been waiting years for those benefits to kick in. >>> back from a six-month tour in iraq, a member of the air force decided to take in a ballgame out at nationals park. after all, it was military appreciation night and wow, was it ever appreciated. he bought a scratch off ticket. first he thanks his lucky stars then he called his wife emily. >> i bent over and kissed the ground at the ballpark. >> i tried not to believe him because, you know, you don't want to believe it. >> well, she ended up believing it especially once tim got home and showed off that ticket. so what are they doing with the money? well, most of it is invested for the future like college funds for relatives. they have also put down some money on a home. one splurge a watch from tiffanies an maybe season tickets to the nats. >>> matt damo
awarded the medal of honor to an army ranger who served in afghanistan. in 2008 sergeant first class leroy pea tree and his team were sh shot. his heroic acts saved the lives of two of his comrades. >> whenever you have a chance or opportunity to thank them, shake their hand, give them a pat on the back for the job they've done because they've earned it, that's the greatest reward any service member can get is a simple thank you. >> insurgesergeant petrie is thd to receive the nation's highest military award. we'll have more of him coming up on "the early show." i'm betty nguyen. this is the "cbs morning news." ♪ there's another way to minimize litter box odor: purina tidy cats. tidy cats premium line of litters now works harder to help neutralize odors in multiple-cat homes. and our improved formula also helps eliminate dust. so it's easier than ever to keep your house smelling just the way you want it. purina tidy cats. keep your home smelling like home. a vacation on a budget with expedia. make it work. booking a flight by itself is an uh-oh. see if we can "stitch" together a better d
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billion in aid to afghanistan over the past ten years. >>> well, the nfl lockout is over. and hopefully all is forgiven. it took more than four months for both sides to reach a deal. it was announced in washington yesterday that there was a deal. the players association executive board voted unanimously on a new 10-year labor deal. the free agency period is under way, which leads some redskins fans and players wondering who will stay and who will go. >> i'm totally lost right now. just like a lot of guys are. >> mcnabb, is he going to be back this year? >> yes. i think maybe. i don't know. [ laughing ] >> you and the rest of us. >> if all goes according to plan, training camp will begin on thursday and full contact practices will begin on saturday. >>> the lawyer defending the norwegian mass murderer says the confessed killer may plead insanity. the country is still reeling from the brutal attacks that killed dozens. >> reporter: norwegians covered central oslon a field of flowers to remember the 76 victims of last week's violent rampage. >> it is so terrible. it's so difficult to under
to be questioned by parliament tomorrow. >>> in eastern afghanistan, nato officials say a bomb killed three service members. meantime in kabul today, general david petraeus turned over his command of american and coalition forces in afghanistan to general john allen. petraeus will now lead the cia. >>> and nelson mandela is 93 years old today. this morning millions of schoolchildren around the country sang a special happy birthday song for the icon. it's celebrated as an international day devoted to public service. he's spending the >>> this morning casey anthony is out of jail and out of the public eye. her lawyer says she's trying to put all the pieces of her life back together. we just don't know where. as cbs' karen brown reports. >> reporter: casey anthony hasn't been spotted since this photo p of her was snapped early sunday. anthony's civil attorney, charles greene, says his client is an emotional mess. >> i think miss anthony right now is happy. she's sad. she's anxious. she's optimistic. she's worried. she's scared. she's uncertain. >> reporter: greene met with anthony several times leadin
making news. the trip to baghdad follows a weekend visit to afghanistan. secretary panetta met with soldiers and awarded several purple hearts. he was sworn in as defense secretary july 1st. >>> a grisly scene in india. 67 people are dead. 100 more hurt after a train derailment in the northern part of that country. early reports say the train driver may have slammed on the brakes when he saw cattle sitting on the tracks. >>> the headline reads thank you and good-bye. england's "news of the world" newspaper printed its final issue sunday after 168 years in business. it was brought down after it was revealed reporters had hacked into the voice mail accounts of murder victims dead soldiers. >>> a 16-year-old boy is being credited with saving the lives of his neighbors. he snapped into action when a fire broke out at his apartment complex. >> lindsey mastis met up with him to talk to this young hero. >> when firefighters got here, they were relieved to see everyone inside this 12 family apartment was out. it is unusual because the fire started around 3:00 a.m. when people were soun
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petraeus is saying good-bye to his troops in afghanistan. he will soon be the new director of the cia. he spoke with mandy clark of cbs news about the president's plan to withdraw 1/3 of u.s. troops over the next year. >> it is no secret that you wanted a slower draw down. do you feel you have enough troops to do the job? >> first, it is probably time to stop second guessing the decision only the president can make. only he has the full range of issues and considerations he has to deal with. that decision has been made and it is now the job of military commanders and troopers to get on with it. >> well, in afghanistan, general petraeus led a re- enlistment ceremony for hundreds of our troops. >>> in just a few hours, the jury in the casey anthony murder trial gets back to work. it spent the 4th of july holiday listening to closing arguments and getting deliberations underway. melissa rainey has more on the tragic murder case that has people captivated. >> after six weeks of testimony, jurors in the casey anthony trial went to the deliberation room monday. >> members of the jury, you may r
today handed over command of u.s. and nato led troops in afghanistan. now oversea the process of transferring security to afghan forces. general patraeus takes over as cia director. during his year in afghanistan, he oversaw the arrival of 30,000 additional troops to stop the momentum of the growing insurgency there. anita and anny. >> we are out here on the terrace and we're not the only ones in the soup. it's across the whole country. >> yeah, in the midwest, temperatures are in the upper 90s. and it's going to be some really intense, dangerous heat coming this way as we are trying to warn everyone. here's a look at those conditions. look out to the far west, des moines, st. louis, heat advisories and warnings in effect because of the intense. when you factor in the humidity, heat index levels well over 100 degrees. so we're going to get some of that in the next couple of days. we also have to deal with storms later tonight and tomorrow. right now in our area, temperatures in the 90s. around downtown, 91 degrees. in gaithersburg, 90. when you factor in the humidity, it feel
would say you have done far than enough. came in a remote part of afghanistan. a bullet went through both his legs. instead of ducking for cover, he lunges for that grenade and hurls it back. but as he did so, it detonated. the sergeant sacrificed his right hand to save the lives of eight of his comrades and president obama told the story as he presented that medal. >> i had never seen someone hurt so bad. his soldiers were amazed at what leroy did next. despite his wounds, he remains calm. he put on his own turnakit and continued to leave, giving orders. even telling the medics how to treat his wounds. >> to be singled out is very humbling. i consider every one of our men and women in uniform serving here, abroad to be our heros. all uniformed services. >> you know, these brave souls say the same thing, don't they? i was just doing my job. the medal says it differently. it says for bravery above and beyond the call of duty and by the way, the sergeant is the only, or is only the second living service member from afghanistan to earn this medal. anita. >> wow. derek, thank you. a
parties to the white house for talks on thursday. it was a deadly day for u.s. troops in afghanistan. three americans were killed and one was wounded when they were attacked by insurgents in the eastern part of the country. their afghan interpreter was also killed. most american families who lose a loved one in a war zone get a letter of condolence from the president of the united states. but there are a few who are denied that honor. among them, families of troops who commit suicide. we first reported this last week and tonight we have learned that the white house is changing its policy. elaine quijano brings us up to date with the father who led the fight to change the rules. >> i had many doubts. many, many doubts but we're very pleased. >> reporter: last week, greg kiessling got the call from the white house he'd waited nearly two years to receive. he learned his family's long wait for acknowledgment from the commander-in-chief was almost over. >> o'neil, my oldest son, came down, we had a hug and it was very emotional. and "dad, it's going to happen." and that was very good mome
power brokers from southern afghanistan have been murdered in just the last two weeks. he was a man who loved american values. after all he lived in the washington area for nearly 20 years. our ken molestina spoke to those close to him who say he was trying to rebuild kandarhar based on a model influenced by the american dream. >> the day he spoke about it came on tuesday, a suicide bomber managed to get into kandahar city hall and set off an explosion that killed the mayor. the news of the attack quickly made it back to washington. >> he loved washington area a lot, because of the diversity and all those. >> this is a close family friend and former employer. he worked as an accountant as trans am travel in alexandria for 18 years. hamidi left in 2007 to become kandahar's mayor and use values learned in the u.s. to read democracy in the war torn nation. >> he wanted to give back to his people in kandahar. >> of course that plan came with a very high risk and in fact his friends warned him about it during his last visit to the u.s. about a month ago. >> we have been telling him all the t
and mutilated his body. so far there is no motive. >>> in afghanistan there's been an explosion at a memorial after at the slain brother of hamid karzai. the government says a senior cleric was killed and 11 others wounded. ahmed wali karzai, a powerful political presence in kandahar, was killed this week at home by an associate. president hamid karzai was not at today's service. >>> indian officials say they have no leads in yesterday's deadly bombing in mumbai. three bombs exploded during rush hour killing at least 17 and wounded 131 people. police say there was no warning and no group has claimed responsibility for that. in 2008, terrorists killed 166 people during a siege that lasted several days. >>> u.s. lawmakers have asked the attorney general to investigate rupert murdoch. they want to know if murdoch's company broke any u.s. laws for allegedly bribing police in the phone hacking scandal that forced murdoch to close his largest paper. mean dock pulled the plug on a it is 12 billion business deal. elizabeth palmer has more. >> reporter: it's a sight many people thought they would neve
. >> mitchell: in afghanistan a suicide bombary tacked a police station in the southern city today killing at least 11 people including a child. the taliban was quick to claim responsibility. afghan forces took over security for the city earlier this month. security for the city earlier this month. we'll be back. low back pain. imagine living your life with less chronic osteoarthritis pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is a non-narcotic treatment that's fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in mood or behavior or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase these in children, teens, and young adults. cymbalta is not approved for children under 18. people taking maois or thioridazine or with uncontrolled glaucoma should not take cymbalta. taking it with nsaid pain relievers, aspirin, or blood thinners may increase bleeding risk. severe liver problems, some fatal, were reported. signs include abdominal pain and yellow
they have stepped up patrols in the area. the family plans to move back to their native afghanistan. the dad says they may be safer there. >> tonight five people, including three kids, are recovering after a freak accident in southeast. >> the tree fell and limb, you know. >> a huge tree branch fell on the victims while they were in garfield park this afternoon. they were there for a vacation bible camp when the branch just came crashing down. emergency crews took three kids and two adults to the hospital for treatment. >> they were playing under the tree. just playing. the tree just cracked. a big crack. and the whole branch just came down. there was about ten of them under there. >> that is a big branch. well, that group was from the people's church of 8th street and southeast. people that inspected the tree said there were no obvious signs the tree was going to fail. no weather factor. park trees are regularly pruned. it is estimated to be at least 100 years old. >>> an update now on the accused drunken driver caught on camera by a 9news now photographer. our own kurt brooks was out heade
of whom asked the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, as he traveled through afghanistan, whether they will still get paid if the u.s. coffers run dry. he told them, "i honestly can't answer that." how can you even allow these soldiers to wonder whether they're going to get paid? >> i think senator mcconnell and i are both cefd that we're going to be able to come to some agreement with the white house and end this impasse. >> reporter: but, again, democratic leaders dispute that, and in fact, when house minority leader nancy pelosi was returning from the white house this evening, we asked her what she thought of mcconnell's aserks that they were close to a deal, and she said to us, "i don't even know what you're talking about. " russ. >> mitchell: let's talk about the tea party. where are the tea party members in all of this. >> reporter: most likely,erous, they're not going to be happy with whatever gets agreed tot last minute by the white house and democratic and republican leaders. that's because they're going to be looking to bring forward a coalition of moderates from both pa
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